Contracts and Transactions
Healthcare providers have seen ever-increasing governmental oversight of their businesses. Often, the contracts a provider has with other entities or employees exposes it to more than simple administrative penalties. Federal Agencies such as the Department of Justice or the U.S. Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, as well as state agencies such as the Texas Health and Human Services Commission Office of Inspector General, commonly review a provider’s contracts as part of a regular audit.
Provider’s contracts must not only correctly recite the intentions of the parties, they must also meet (in the case of agency buy/sell transactions) timing and notice requirements. HIPAA, Stark/Anti-kickback, and sometimes non-compete requirements must also be considered.
The Firm’s transactional services include not only the contracts for the transaction itself, but also both federal enrollments and state licensing.